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Scent of the Day

This blog depicts my interpretation of a chosen scent. I write a description and then list the notes and illustrate with a painting or photograph.

  1. SotD: Thursday 12 August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Gustave Courbet
    Miss Dior

    A divinely sensuous, woody-grass note that soothes and stimulates.
    Just as it lulls me into a calm repose,
    I'm aware that a green brightness has sharpened my senses.
    Out of the warm woody depths, comes a smoky, tart taste.
    Delight & take flight!

    Created in 1947 by Paul Vacher in collaboration
    with Jean Carles and Serge Heftler-Louiche,
    a fresh
    ...

    Updated 19th January 2012 at 04:58 PM by kumquat

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  2. SotD: Wednesday 11 August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Jean Patou - Normandie
    Drifting along under the influence of the famous
    carnation/amber base of Patou,
    this is an elegant way to pass the time on a hot summer's day.
    Perhaps a dip in the pool, or a good novel in the shade...

    Created in 1935 by Henri Alméras classical soft oriental floral edp with
    top notes of carnation,
    heart notes of jasmine, rose and opoponax on
    base notes
    ...
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  3. SotD - Tuesday the 10th of August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Gres - Cabochard
    Leathery, headstrong, dashing, smoky;
    a swirl of delight to encompass me.

    Created in 1959 by Bernard Chant of IFF;
    a feminine leather chypre parfum with
    top notes of clary sage, tarragon and galbanum with
    heart notes of jasmine, ginger lily, rose and ylang-ylang;
    base notes of oak moss, sandalwood, vetiver and patchouli.
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  4. SOTD: Monday August 9, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Guerlain-Vol de Nuit
    Powdery at first, an amber-tinged blend of spices blooms, then mellows.
    I really could be on a night flight to Paris.
    My head is full of stars scattered in a dark sky.
    Mysterious and melancholic; the scent plays out like a dream.

    Notes: Orange, mandarin, lemon, bergamot, orange blossom;
    jonquil, aldehydes, galbanum; vanilla, spices,
    oakmoss, sandalwood,
    ...

    Updated 14th March 2015 at 04:04 PM by kumquat

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  5. SotD Friday 06 August

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Estee Lauder - White Linen

    Blazing-hot, white rose scent- pierces through all others.
    I always think of clean, white sheets,
    and the sun bleaching them.

    Created by Sophia Grojsman in 1978.
    Top: citrus, peach and jasmine.
    Heart: lilac, rose and amber.
    Base: cedarwood, sandalwood and benzoin.
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